A senior in the early stages of cognitive impairment may be the most difficult to deal with. "Your angry father or agitated mother is aware of this miserable change in their brain they don't quite understand," Cohen adds. Calm reassurance will help them cope with a frightening loss of function.
Some of the general symptoms of Alzheimer's include:
Memory loss, ranging from mild to severe.
Mood and behavior changes.
Deepening confusion about events, time and place.
Suspicions about family, friends, and caregivers.
Difficulty speaking, swallowing, and walking.